Back to Classes! At this time of year we often start see advertisements for back to school deals and start to think what kind of classes should I take and/or try this year. Students and teachers alike start prepping for the upcoming fall classes to begin and dance students/teachers are no different. For myself, I… Continue reading Ottawa Dancers Blogletter – Back to Classes!
The summer is in full swing and although there are fewer classes happening around town during the summer, it doesn't mean that the dancing stops. If you're missing your dance class, and don't feel motivated to dance alone, then might I suggest calling up a dance friend and arranging a dance date with them. Whose… Continue reading Get your Dance on!
Self Summer Practice Although there are some classes and some workshops available over the summer, sometimes we still can’t fit it into our schedule and/or we’re enjoying some vacation time with the friends/family. This is where self practice is a great way to keep moving and not lose the moves you’ve learnt so far from… Continue reading Ottawa Dancer’s Blogletter – 2018/07/02
Even Teachers are Students... As the spring session draws to a close, I often get asked by students or people looking to take classes in the summer time. Although, I may be teaching for the first time a summer session of Bollywood, most often I don’t teach during the summer. Why? Well, this is the… Continue reading Ottawa Dancers’ Blogletter
Sssshhhh! Backstage Tips for Dancers Waiting in the Wings. Whether it’s a student show and/or a more professionally focused show dancers, seasoned and new dancers alike are always excited to have the opportunity to dance and show off their hard work and costumes. Shows are also a time for dancers to meet up with fellow… Continue reading Ottawa Dancers’ Blogletter – 2018/05/22
Dancing with Family! The first time I stepped into a belly dance class, I was with my mom and my sister Bettina. Bettina's best friend, who was also the teacher at that time, had invited her to class to try but my sister didn't want to go by herself. She invited my mom and myself… Continue reading Ottawa Dancers’ Blogletter – 2018/05/13
Road Trip Tips for Dancers! You love dance, your regular class and teacher but you see advertisements for workshops that aren’t necessarily local and are curious to attending a workshop or two. If you’re like me and like a road trips with a destination goal then workshops are a great way to explore a little… Continue reading Ottawa Dancers’ Blogletter – 2018/05/07
Finding Inspiration when life is busy! I enjoyed my time at the Ottawa Souk. I had a table and a dress rack that sold not only my second hand dance items, I was trying find new homes for, but I was selling dance items of retired and/or retiring dancers. There were actually a lot of… Continue reading Ottawa Dancers’ Blogletter – 2018/04/29
Feet, the dancers’ foundation. Tonight I was prepping for my Thursday night Bollywood class by listening to my songs and watching YouTube videos for inspiration and practice, when near the end of my practice my left big toe felt like it got a sliver. What the heck did I step on in my living room,… Continue reading Ottawa Dancers’ Blogletter – 2018/04/11
Dancing for Good Causes and Supporting Community Events Throughout the year, there will be workshops and shows that happen outside of the dance classes. Sometimes they will fit within your schedule and budget and sometimes they won’t. Without your support and participation, when you can, these events can get cancelled and/or the organizer is out… Continue reading Ottawa Dancers’ Blogletter – 2018/03/20